Left Coast Hop Juice | Left Coast Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Coast Brewing Company
California, United States
leftcoastbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
At Left Coast Brewing Co. we pride ourselves on being one of the pioneers of Double IPA style craft beer. This hop monster uses Premium American 2– Row and a touch of light crystal malt to create a solid malt foundation. Five different Hop Varieties are used in the Hop Juice. It spends two weeks dry hopping in fermenter contributing to its great hop aroma. Starts out sweet and finishes with the crisp bitterness of a Double IPA. This drinkable blend will have you HOPPING till nights end.

Added by tonistruth on 09-05-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
944
Reviews:
289
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
14.57%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
175
For Trade:
1
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Photo of crotharagain
3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a cloudy deep orange with minimal head. Quite bitter, definitely west coast style DIPA. Good mouthfeel though. The price is right but mediocre overall at best. There are far better options out there.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nuebs
2.69/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MasterRigger
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sd123
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at the tasting room in San Clemente. Nice mix of cut grass, resin and citrus peel smell. Good balance of flavor with a hop forward taste and feel

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Didier
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

APPEARANCE - 2FH that lasts, carbonation, light, clear, foamy, lots of lacing, amber.

AROMA/SCENT - Hops, citrus, pine.

TASTE - Hops, nutty, pine.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Carbonatin, dry, lingering, astringent.

VALUE - $8 for a 12-oz bottle, OK.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - It was OK, but Left Coast doesn't stamp a brew date. Unprofessional!

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Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeromedepot
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigleague
3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in Vegas.

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Photo of mcneal6
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sansho
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

No bottling date. Aroma is fairly sweet, with bready, caramel malt undertones and floral, lightly citrusy hop notes.

Flavor is similar, with a fairly bitter, earthy finish that is somewhat harsh as it lingers. A little overly sweet and not enough flavoring hop character.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From bottle, Pours hazey burnt orange color with a off white head. Aroma Caramel malty with pine. Flavors much the same with mild bitterness. Alcohol well hidden.

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Photo of Shippy
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle. Cloudy, burnt orange color with a whitish head. Caramel malty aroma with hints of pine. Flavors much the same with mild bitterness. Medium mouth feel. Dryness and bitterness linger briefly on the tongue. Very enjoyable overall.

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Photo of greencovesteve
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beernewbie285
4.06/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: its a little cloudy but still not overly dark or light just right for the DIPA
smell: great smell the hops are ever present and the aroma is strong but not discouraging
taste: smooth, bitterness isnt too bad
Feel: not sure new to this.
overall: i think a 4 is on point for the nation seeing how its the the best ive ever had but i would drink it again.

Forgive me for i am new to this and still have much to learn but as a lover of IPAs this one is pretty good i will say after researching the hops in this one (theres 5 of them) i can say that ive only had a couple of beers with some of these hops not the exact mixture. But i do enjoy it

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Photo of FFreak
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in Ellsworth, ME while on vacation. Poured into a wine glass. Pours a hazy copper color with a finger of off-white head that leaves some lace. Smell is of pineapple, caramel, malt and some citrus. Taste is very malty with some tropical fruitiness, sort of like the taste of the juice from canned pineapple. Average bitterness to balance out the malt. Mouth is fairly full bodied, heavy. Overall, not too bad, but could benefit from more fresh hop flavor and a lighter body.

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Photo of willardt09
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Medium amber and clear. Head a few fingers high. Medium-weight, with some bitter shellac left across the tongue. Pine resin is most dominant among the bitter flavors. Mild citrus and pale grains assert shortly thereafter. Malts beneath are like caramel in their sweetness, but blunted by the bitterness that pours from the hops. A little bit of stick, of chew, of tack. Generally lean drinking experience masks the 9.7 abv. Dangerously drinkable? I really dug it.

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Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
3.57 out of 5 based on 944 ratings.
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